Chess News

GM Chirila analyzes his key games from the Millionaire Chess Open and also gives us an exclusive look into the groundbreaking event, from the VIP room to how the top young players unwind after the games.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:18 pm
The Man Vs. The Machine (Directed by Frank Marshall) explores Garry Kasparov's historic match vs. Deep Blue. The short documentary features FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver, GM Maurice Ashley Bruce Pandolfini.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 3:06 am
Claudia Munoz wraps up her trip to World Junior in India with inspiring wisdom on how to finish a tournament strong and her motivation going forward.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 5:23 pm
Kostya Kavutskiy covers key games from the Millionaire Open in Las Vegas, including runner-up GM Ray Robson's win over GM David Berczes.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:41 pm
FM Alisa Melekhina gives her impressions of the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas, including interviewes with champion GM Wesley So and founder GM Maurice Ashley.
Posted: October 20, 2014, 2:16 am
National Chess Day on Saturday October 11, 2014 was celebrated by amateurs and masters in Grand Prixs and promotional events from coast to coast, from Alabama to Idaho.
Posted: October 19, 2014, 2:25 pm
Chess at any age! Alex Dunne's Game of the Month for October features a win from 108-year-old Canadian hall of famer Zoltan Saros and annotations from James Tracz (pictured).
Posted: October 15, 2014, 11:43 am
GM Wesley So, now #10 in the World, triumphed in the 1st edition of Millionaire Chess in Las Vegas over friend and Webster team-mate GM Ray Robson. So wins 100K for his victory!
Posted: October 15, 2014, 10:04 am
The Cleveland Scholastic Open is back for its 3rd consecutive year and will take place on Saturday, October 18th, 2014!
Posted: October 15, 2014, 5:19 am
Claudia Munoz updates CLO readers on her journey to Pune, India for the World Girls Junior Championship. She covers pulling off upsets, a tough loss and a rest day trip to Mumbai.
Posted: October 14, 2014, 6:40 pm

The commotion this week over whether The Times’s chess column was being discontinued or might survive was a reminder of how many people follow our chess and bridge coverage.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 4:00 am
Players from India won six medals at the World Youth Championships in Durban, South Africa, twice the number as Russia.
Posted: October 5, 2014, 4:00 am
A team from Azerbaijan won the European Club Cup with a roster of players from six countries.
Posted: September 28, 2014, 4:00 am
For years, Sonny Gibbs sold flowers and taught chess at the edge of a playground, but the parks department banished him this spring because he had no permit.
Posted: September 27, 2014, 4:00 am
Bartlomiej Macieja, the chess coach at the University of Texas at Brownsville, finished a half-point ahead of a Ukrainian grandmaster that the Masters tournament in North Carolina.
Posted: September 21, 2014, 4:00 am
Hou Yifan’s victory in this year’s Grand Prix series may help her defend the women’s world championship.
Posted: September 14, 2014, 4:00 am
Fabiano Caruana won his first seven games at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis and wrapped up the title well before the tournament was over.
Posted: September 7, 2014, 4:00 am
The tournament is intended to be the first step in a multiyear plan to organize and run tournaments with big prize funds.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 4:00 am
Samuel Sevian is expected to make grandmaster before his 14th birthday in December, a year faster than the current American record holder.
Posted: August 31, 2014, 4:00 am

Live games with computer analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:29 pm
The 14th Sautron Chess Open is taking place from 25th October to 1st November 2014 in Sautron, a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France. The event is a 9-round Swiss with a time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 25, 2014, 1:13 pm
The 24th FIDE World Senior Championships have started at the Olympus Riviera of Katerini in Greece, with the participation of 163 players from 40 countries and a prize fund of €20.000 for the winners! The event is held under excellent playing conditions in the conference center of the 5-star “Mediterranean Village” resort hotel. Top names [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 25, 2014, 8:40 am
The 24th FIDE World Senior Chess Championships are held from 23rd October to 5th November 2014 in the conference center of the 5 – star hotel “Mediterranean Village” in Katerini, Greece. The Section Seniors 65+ consists of 92 players from 36 different countries are taking part in the event, including 6 GMs, 10 IMs and 14 [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 25, 2014, 8:20 am
The 24th FIDE World Senior Chess Championships are held from 23rd October to 5th November 2014 in the conference center of the 5 – star hotel “Mediterranean Village” in Katerini, Greece. The Section Seniors 50+ consists of 47 players from 23 different countries are taking part in the event, including 10 GMs, 7 IMs and 7 [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 25, 2014, 8:10 am
The 24th FIDE World Senior Chess Championships are held from 23rd October to 5th November 2014 in the conference center of the 5 – star hotel “Mediterranean Village” in Katerini, Greece. The Section Women 50+ & 65+ consists of 25 players from 8 different countries are taking part in the event, including 1 GM, 5 WGMs, 5 [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 25, 2014, 8:00 am
The International Chess Festival “Mikhail Chigorin Memorial” 2014 is taking place on 17-26th October 2014 at Hotel “Park” in Saint Petersburg, the second largest city in Russia. The event is a 9-round Swiss Open with prize fund in the amount of 1.800.000 RUB (nearly 35.000 €). The preliminary list of players consists of 412 players [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 25, 2014, 7:30 am
The 40th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 19-25th October 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel, in Guernsey. The Open Tournament, sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey, is a 7-round FIDE Swiss event with first prize in the amount of £1,200. Top seed is Canadian GM Eric Hansen (2574). Official website
Author: videnova
Posted: October 25, 2014, 7:12 am
The 18th Offene Internationale Bayerische Schachmeisterschaft is scheduled to take place from 25th October to 2nd November 2014 in Bad Wiessee, a spa town on Lake Tagernsee in Bavarian Region of Germany. The event is 9-round Swiss Open Tournament with the time control 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: October 24, 2014, 9:20 pm
The 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 is afoot in Georgian coastal town Batumi. After 5 rounds we already have the leaders in their age groups. In the group Boys U18 Valerii Iovcov (MDA) and FM Melih Yurtseven (TUR) are in the lead with 4.5 points. U16 IM Maksim Vavulin (RUS) and Andreas Kelires (CYP) [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: October 24, 2014, 3:30 pm

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